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Budget Gaming PC Help!

Hi, my name is John, and I'm 16. I'm new to building PC's and I want to build a PC for around 600-700 dollars. For the pass couple years, I've been using an HP laptop, so I'm a bit iffy on getting the componets, compatibility, and things of that nature. I've been looking online, and I found a couple good builds, but parts here and there just don't satisfy me. Here are the links to them:

http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2012/07/800-gaming-pc-july-2012.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/341258-31-budget-gaming-build-2500k-6850

I'm looking for a Intel CPU, with any graphics card EXCEPT Nvidia/GeForce. For the screen, keyboard, mouse, and OS, I already have those down. I just need help on the PC build. I live in the US, and I will usually buy my parts of Newegg and Amazon. Thanks and please help.
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  1. Best answer
    Try this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Momentu 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $630.43
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 00:35 EDT-0400)

    If it's out of the budget, you can downgrade the RAM to 4gb and the GPU to the radeon hd 6850.
  2. DeusAres said:
    Try this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Momentu 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $630.43
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 00:35 EDT-0400)

    If it's out of the budget, you can downgrade the RAM to 4gb and the GPU to the radeon hd 6850.



    Wow, thanks, that's actually a good build, IMO. :)
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